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abandon pope benedict xvi and he will be called his holiness going forward. he will spend two months here at the summer residence of the papacy. popes have been coming here for 400 years and it is a stunning setting and certainly a place where benedict can begin his retirement, a place of quiet contemplation for a man who is extremely private. that we will witness in the next couple of minutes. quite remarkable it seems here. it will be said that this square was absolutely packed. 10,000 people of the faith who live here pretty much the only people allowed in to this town today praying the rosary before they cheered. ben dato. he said thank you and good night. the last words you will hear from pope benedict xvi. >> 60 seconds away as i watch
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the clock from what will be a popeless moment. we keep these live pictures up and want to bring in christian who is in roam watching all of this. we are waiting for the moment. we are waiting for the doors to close. >> indeed we are. what is so amazing is the fact that the crowd is still there and waiting for that last possible second to see the clock tick eight here in rome. that means that the pope is no longer the pope. what was extraordinary in the message he did from the window, he declared his papacy over a full 2 1/2 hours over his retirement. he said i am no longer the pope. that was at 5:30 local time. he was eager to get that done. i am joined by john allen.
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this is an extraordinary moment. none of us have seen us before and neither have ouran set offers. what are we going to see in the next few moments? >> what's going to happen is at that magic hour that rolls around and the papacy ends and the empty chair begins, you will see the doors close and it's happening as we speak. their mandate is to protect the governing authority of the church. when that is no longer pope benedict xvi they will return to take them around the college of pardons who will possess the full authority of the church. >> they are taking a salute and doing their ceremonial retreat and in they go.
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that is the end of the swiss guards protecting pope benedict xvi as pope. now they will turn over to the reigning authority. >> we are literally witnessing a historic first. cardinal francis george of chicago is here and will participate in the election and is fond of saying in the church, everything happened at least once. that's not true tonight. this never happened before. >> let's listen for a second. >> the doors have closed. what stronger symbol than that.
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the doors have closed on the papacy of pope benedict xvi. the empty seat and the next thing that we are going to see are the cardinals and the them convening together. >> 9:30 and that will be the meeting of the congregations. they are actually going to go back that afternoon. that reflects a desire among many cardinals to get the first order of business which is seth the date. that gets them as quickly as they can. >> the general congregation is a huge number of cardinals and that gets down to those who are age appropriate for the election. >> that's right. there 208 cardinals in the world as of today. we lost money yesterday. i will correct myself. 207. of that number, some of them are under 80 and eligible and 117
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and the rest are over 80. all of them must participate in the general gongigation meetings and most will. once they begin assessing into the sistine chapel, it's only whom there will be 115 this time around. >> what was extraordinary, you talk about 117, but as you told me, it will be 117 who take part. you have the resignation and retirement of e of one and because of illness, another cardinal cannot come here. what we saw in the last several hours was this incredible departure from the vatican by helicopter and it was like watching a helicopter chase if you like. it was one filming and for 15 minutes, it was ancient sights. he then landed and seeing pictures from earlier today.
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he was met by the local leaders and he was met by the mayor and began the process to becoming an ordinary pilgrim. this is a very elaborate week. yesterday we had the general audience in which he toured around st. peter's square and received the thanks and the cheers of perhaps tens of thousands of people who jammed st. peter's square. now we are entering this sort of unknown. >> that's right. that's precisely what it is. the chair is empty. that begs the question of who will occupy it next? that's the $64,000 question. and i have don't know the answer to that. as of tonight, neither do those who will be voting. we had an opportunity to speak with three of the american cardinals and they swore and they were being sincere, obviously they knew this moment was coming. they had begun thinking and said
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he has his a-list, b list, and c list. they don't know for whom they are going to vote. they have 77 of 117 cardinals and become the next hope. >> back to you in atlanta. >> the a-list, the b list and the c list, this is the most closely guarded secrets. candidates in their running to become the next pope. look at the favorites here. first and considered the front-runner, you have the cardinal of ghana who would be the first from africa. the regular on twitter. seen as one of the less conservative cardinals. possibly another choice, the arch bishop of milan, son of a truck driver and known for enthusiasm and now reaching to the muslim world.
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a close friend of cardinal angelo. he is well-liked and one of the more conservative choices here. also cardinal mark will et from canada. he made headlines when he said abortion was a moral crime. he laughed off the idea of saying he would be pontiff saying the work load would be a nightmare and the arch bishop of new york who would be the first american pope and at 63 years young, that is considered young for the job. take a look at what he said about his chances. >> people who say that might be drinking too much or smoking marijuana. they asked me today do you have a chance to follow pope benedict xvi? i said i have a better chance of following a-rod on the yankees. >> speaking of the cardinal only a true new yorker.
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until that puff of white smoke from years ago, until we see that white smoke is up the chimney under the frescos of michelangelo that should happen next month, we will have to wait and find out who the who the choice is. his life as pope had officially closed after that 15 minute helicopter ride from vatican city, the pope in his temporary home, his sprawling lakeside estate. he will remain here while his permanent home in an old mons r monstery is renovated. joining me now from vad can city, the villa from what i understand has been used by popes since 1626, mostly as a summer residence. you have been inside. i hear it's fancy. >> it's very impressive. as you said, 155 and 35 acres of
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very nice real estate overlooking the lake. on one side and on another. like almost everything related to the catholic church, it is full of history. it goes well back before 1626 and it used to be the home of one of the roman emperors. the summer home. there is an ancient roman amphitheater there. pope benedict xvi apparently had something of an environmental inclination and made sure that gandolfo had no carbon footprint. much of the food eaten there is grown there. they have their own olives and trees and cows and chickens to provide eggs and meat and so on. he will have a calm and quiet two months there. i spoke to the head of the man who runs that estate and he said
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he knows the pope very well and at this point he is a man and he said he described him as reserved. somebody who is very much into his books and into his studies. he goes on short walks, but he unlike john paul ii was not for long hikes. >> thank you very much. here in the united states, american catholics are divided on the future of their church. catholi catholic split from what they want. 46% want change and the pape as tow go in a new direction. 51% said stay traditional. live from new york is the host of the busted halo show on the catholic channel on sirius fm. welcome. as we were pointing out potential next popes, me three
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things you want to see in this next leader. >> because we refer to the hope as the vicker of christ, the epicentative of our lord jesus christ on earth, he has to be a man who reminds us of our lord jesus. can you say sure, a lot of believers do that. you don't have to be the pope to do that, but to show the compassion and the love and the mercy of jesus christ is one. another would be at this time in our church's history, we need a unifier. there is a lot of division not only around the world, not only here in the united states, but even within the burocracy of the workings of the vatican. we heard that a lot. will a new pope come in and clean up and stream line things. to make it a bit more efficient perhaps. third, i think we need someone who will demonstrate to the faithful that we are a church that can listen as well as teach. will this pope be a listener?
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i would think so. >> father dave, you would know in a matter of weeks. we shall see. i appreciate you joining me. i want to move on. coming up next, a journalist said the white house threatened him in an e-mail and now we know who sent the message within the obama administration and later this hour, a mystery unfolding in mississippi. a gay mayoral candidate found dead miles away from where police found his car. stay with me. i'm here at my house on thanksgiving day, and i have a massive heart attack right in my driveway. the doctor put me on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. go talk to your doctor. you're not indestructible anymore. go talk to your doctor. for over 75 years people ...with geico... ohhh...sorry!. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so....
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serving in iraq. he actually revealed a motive here. he leaked materials that upset or disturbed him. his court marshall is scheduled for june. >> we got invited a. >> time for diplomacy and fun. the heat here, dennis rodman is in north korea. he got his wish to meet the korean president. he wanted to watch a basketball game and hung out and laugh and had fun. afterwards he called himself a friend of kim and a friend of the north korean people. now we take a look at this. police seized in mexico a makeshift cannon. yep. what was the cannon used for, you ask? to fire packages across a border fence from mexicali into california.
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yep. the cannon had enough force to propel 30 pounds of pot as much as 500 feet. one of the most unsportsman like acts we have seen. 48-year-old pee wee hockey coach tripping a 13-year-old. this is an opposing player in a hand shake. the incident happened after july in vancouver. the whole thing caught on tape. that coach was just sentenced to 15 days in jail for assault. don't do that. the judge likened it to a sucker punch on an unsuspecting victim. he was 13. >> a gay mayoral candidate found dead in mississippi known for the more conservative politics. he had big plans for clarksdale, his hometown of 17,000 people. take a look. that's him in the red tie standing next to president obama
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from a couple of years ago. he was only 34 years old. a democrat considered a rising star in politics. on tuesday, police say a man crashed millan's suv into another car. millan's body was found miles away near a mississippi river levy. nick is here in studio and you can help me fill in the blanks here? >> they have a person of interest, but he is not formally charged at this point. he was in brian's car on tuesday at which point he was driving and veered into on coming traffic. police arrived and searched his vehicle realizing he was missing. he started conducting the search and found the in a mississippi river levy on wednesday. there was a lot of speculation and mystery surrounding brian mcmillion's death. they described him as professional and out and gay to certain members, but this is not
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what defined him. he was not running as the gay candidate. he happened to be gay and this is part of his character. listen to what his mother had to say. he did not announce in public that he was gay. i don't think he was attacked because he was gay. this coming to us from patricia mcmillion, his mother. he didn't even know him. marco did not know him either. that comes from his stepfather. now he has been characterized as a rising star and named as top 30 under 30 and in terms of this race, he was not a front-runner and not favored to win it all. he was running against the candidates and not the son of a former mayor. he touched the lives of a lot of people. a lot of people have been impacted by this. they said that brian never met a stranger.
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>> the clock is ticking to the deadline and it's friday night. the white house threatened him in an e-mail and now we know who sent the message in the obama administrati administration.
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jean sperling now the one who is the white house official. the senior official who had an e-mail spat with bob wood ward that made him feel uncomfortable. the supporters have been a cuing the white house and threatening bob just a short time ago. the white house said that's nonsense. look at the emails. the passion led now and jean sperling was in an e-mail exchange with "the washington post" reporter and used the phrase you will regret that. he would regret reporting something if he did it. he merely meant you will regret getting the facts wrong.
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wood ward took it to mean if you report the facts, it will have consequenc consequences. in the white house briefing, i asked what gene really meant. >> in keeping with the demeanor i have been familiar with was incredibly respectful and referred to him as his friend. he apologized for raising his voice. i think you cannot read the e-mails and there sources who do that and make it clear that if you report something that is extremely unflattering there could be a loss of access and that's just something you have to deal with in this line of work. >> about your job to make it
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transparent, it goes something like this. i think you should rethink your comment about the president asking for revenues moving the goal post. as a friend i think you will regret staking out that claim. you do not ever have to apologize to me. you are making your points and you believe them. i welcome your advice and i am listening. you have a lot of sources in the line of work you do. is it unusual to feel like they are trying to work you a little bit? they try to get you to see their
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perspective and i think that's honest and fair and part of the reason and you have to separate from facts. the more sources you talk to are the facts you are going against. that's where the really story is. and stick to a tough story. it's to the tough story. that's what they are trying to do here. not a tough exchange of words at the time. they have a very different perspective at the white house. not what he felt in exchange. >> a tough gig, but a warning you may add.
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thank you. stranger things have happened, but it's a foregone conclusion that nothing is ever going to happen. today, tomorrow, to undo the federal budget cuts set to take effect at midnight tomorrow night. these are at the pentagon as to education and transportation and cuts to the justice department and the irs. you name it. they were designed to be so harmful that congress would have to find some other way, some smarter way to reduce the deficit. well, we are. let's talk about education today. >> i can't r can't you how troubling it is to me and how angry it makes me feel. they are starting to come back a little bit and my graduation rates are up a little bit and nowhere near where we need to be. we need to not take a step backwards. >> matt is our education
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secretary and not at all happy. let me bring in the president of the american federation of teachers. nice to see you again. under the circumstances for you, secretary duncan said as a nation, we see ourselves losing 40,000 teachers. if and when this goes through, will the jobs be gone forever? >> this is what is about the federal budget cuts? a really, really big on top of the last years having huge cuts in the localities. we lost 4,000 teachers. >> and the work that the folks do will be cut. they are the ones who have just been tied in remediation when kids are having trouble reading.
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the folks in the special ed are the service and the special needs kids have been cut already. 70,000 kids will no longer be eligible for head start. 30,000 kids will no longer get immunizatio immunizations. if you put it all together, some of it will start and some will be there. that is what you should be doing with the investment. kids who are the poorest will get the worst of this. >> here's another question. getting back to the teachers, say there is a deal that is done. that could happen. not by midnight, but down the road. i know schools and education plan for the fall, but does that mean the people who lose the jobs are done? >> it means that a deal gets done between now and say may. that planning will go into effect for schools that are now starting to open. what we are seeing is that some
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of these cuts will be immediate and some will be long-term and a lot of schools have planned for the rest of this year. 2.5 billion of what is a federal grant, federal grants go to the poorest of poor kids. take a school like in philly that will lose 700,000 of title one. the federal grants. what teachers are telling me, this year they have gone from 21 to 28 kids. if they don't have the extra services for kid who is can't read, how are they going to help kids? that is why we are so frustrated. >> you can see the frustration and i appreciate you sharing it. appreciate it. >> take a look at it as we talk about more money. the dow left on the day. what does this mean for you?
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the last high, october 9th of 2007, 14,164. we are creeping around that number and look close. not there yet. >> it's exciting for someone like me who watches the numbers, but for others it's like watching paint dry. 20 points away and it's an interesting session. stocks have been really dipping into the negative column most of the day and clearly you are seeing that more decisive move to the upside. investors have a bunch of reports on their plate including showing gdp growth in the final three months of 2012. only went up a smidge and there was another report coming up in jobless claims.
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it's a pretty strong few days before the market. nothing to really give it a one reason why we are seeing this momentum. it could just be seeing the dow hit the high. >> he said i am stumped. see how close we are to the magic number, if you will. coming up next, the face off on tap. getting heat for a joke about the holocaust. did she go too far? parents getting the so-called fat letters from schools, telling them sorry, your sdt bingo. what you are doing to raise
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for the next 20 minutes, we will talk about the stories generating a lot of chatter. first up, joan rivers. we know the comedian can be hard core and taking a hard line over a bunch line. this is all according to the new york daily news that involves a joke about the holocaust. rivers on her show was commenting about this dress that heidi klum wore to the oscars. to this event on oscar night who is from germany, keep in mind.
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here is the joke from rivers. "the last time a german looked this hot was when they were pushing jews into the ovens." the anti-defamation league is not laughing. the national holocaust survivors are saying of all people, joan rivers should know better. this is so vulgar and offensive to jews and all americans that we cannot believe it made it to the airwaves. making it worse, not one her cohosts made an effort to respond or condemn this statement. let's go there. >> you are joining me and mary davis and atlanta davis and fitness expert joins us. host of news breaker with david. host of the show there. welcome to all of you. let me begin with you. did she go too far? >> here's the thing. they say joan rivers should know
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better. she say shock jock in all terms. her husband lost family in the holocaust. she is jewish and she gets it. this is what she does. i wouldn't do it. it's insensitive. what's interesting to me is what e did about this. this was taped and not live. if they didn't want it to air, they let it air. that's what is interesting. not joan rivers. >> he said the joke is fine and it's part of the schtick. >> i don't agree. >> it goes back to the days of richard pryor making fun of himself and making fun of his culture. his comedy, sure. i can understand the sensitivity, but it goes to comedy. i have to agree with richard from the perspective. e had control. they department have to air it. they chose to air it. >> let's look at the source. david brings up the point.
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joan rivers is jewish. she is not a poll jiing, but said this to the hollywood reporter. my husband lost the majority of his family in often wits and i can assure you i made it a point to remind people of the holocaust through humor. she is jewish. does it make it better or worse? >> hang on a minute. >> i don't agree. she is an equal opportunity comedian, but she doesn't have to be mean and insensitive. >> i was going to say that e is loving this. they are getting the best publicity and talking about it here today. this is joan rivers. they know who they are dealing with and know what they are doing. a lot of people laughed at that joke. it's so outrageous, you know she can't be serious. she makes jokes like this all the time.
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>> go ahead. >> joan is tivoing this and loving that we are talking to her. >> a lot of us are apologetic. sometime last year, i found it. if you see or hear something, go on with your life. flip the dial and come up with and leave the boot. when the late at costco gives you a free sample and you don't like it, you spit into a napkin and keep shopping. you don't declare a holy war on. i don't know about bill maher feels about this joke, but do the bill maheres of the world have a point? >> i believe so. it's up to you whether it affects you. we are adults and we are free thinking. you allow it to affect you.
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>> i hear you wanting to jump in. >> the last time they said go bleep yourself. this is awesome for her. she is loving the controversy. it is a joke. >> let me move on to something else. the first graders got letters from their school saying they were obese. is it the school's responsibility or did they go too far. we will discuss, next. wait...you relieve nasal congestion? sure don't you? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. there's a lot i had to do... watch my diet. stay active. start insulin... today, i learned there's something i don't have to do anymore. my doctor said that with novolog® flexpen, i don't have to use a syringe and a vial or carry a cooler. flexpen® comes prefilled with fast-acting insulin
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>> it's their bmi is too high, a letter is sent home. if it's too low as well. parents in north andover are getting what's being called fat letters about their kids. we have been showing you this little guy who is a 10-year-old who got one. he is not boggered by it, but his dad is. >> i am not obese so i just crumpled it up. >> that's a strong uncomfortable word and we didn't see it fitting with our son who is very active and strong. >> on the flip side, i want to get in with the massachusetts department of health saying bmi screenings are intended to raise
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awareness about the issue. parents and guardians are given the opportunity to waive their child's bmi screening at school. the results are directly and confidentially communicated to the parents or guardians of each student and we should find out as we did the district is sending home letters who are under weight as well. we will bring you all back in. let me start as a fitness expert. school going too far? good for them. >> i think that we have a health epidemic. with 2/3 of adults overweight or obese and 1/3 of children, we have a problem. yes, adults and parents need to know about the health styles of their childrens and schools need to be more proactive and increasing physical activity and good nutrition. i don't know if it was a let they're should have been sent out. i would have recommended a pta meeting to discuss the problems and come up with solutions.
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i am excited because the first thing michelle obama has is a campaign called let's move. it is about obesity and there is a program called let's move active schools. it educates and empowers the school officials to create healthy and physical active environments. >> talk to me. >> come on. you want to send letters out, send it to bad teachers. stay out of the lives of my child. i'm not a dad, but if i had a kid, i don't want to get a fat letter from the school. that's a personal discussion. the kid can do pull ups. i can't even do pull ups. you think the kid is fat? that's ridiculous. >> if you watch the biggest loser, your cotrainer likes to get tough and scream. is this sending the letter home to parents and let me go there. could this be a form of bullying for the kids? >> i have two schools of thought.
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on one hand you are dealing with the issue of the bmi. that is so wrong. those numbers are enacted. that's first and foremost. the tools that are used to gauge obesity is wrong. you are not weighing in lean body mass and lean muscle. >> what should they do? >> weigh lean muscle and not the circumference of the child. children grow very fast. the other thing is, some cases parents who are uneducated on proper diet and nutrition. it's almost like yes. your child has a bunch of stuff that is unhealthy. i had two schools of thought and also awareness. >> you are saying no? why? >> with all due respect, all
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they have to do is look at the kids to know there is a problem going on. between bullying in schools and gun violence and everything kids are dealing with and you have a letter sent home? i grew up. >> i grew up that way. >> keep going. >> i grew up that way and it was a problem for me constantly. i had kids in school saying hey, fat girl or hey, fatty. you don't need a letter being subject home to remind your parents. >> what would have helped you? >> listen, your parent as a parent, you have to do your best to be healthy for the kid. the child that was show clearly was in great physical shape. >> what about the parents that don't know any better? what about the parents themselves that are not active. >> we're ought to educate and empower the entire family. >> exactly. >> we have an epidemic and it
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starts with the parents. >> be a roll model. >> everyone agrees parents need to be involved. i hear you. coming up next, this was a public university hosting a condom casino tour. std bingo and all kinds of stuff. students gamble to win condoms like five-card foreplay poker. we will talk about that. is this a good idea to raise awareness. i see thumbs up. back in a moment.
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this is according to campus reform.org, kids get sex education by playing games like with std bingo and war which is an akt ro him in for working and raising a child. >> it's just like black jack, but someone will be wearing goggles to see that you are drink. you will realize if you can't count to 21, you are probably not making a decision with no real life goggles on. the result is a sexy no-no. they will talk about ethics and the cold hard facts. >> a sexy no-no? did you hear that? he said no ethics and morals and they said the whole thing is to raise awareness and not pass judgment about what can happen if the college student has sex
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and they have been around for about two years. i hear clapping and i know there was a thumbs up earlier. all right, clapper. what do you think? are you clapping because this is ridiculous. >> it's awesome. when i first heard of it, i played bingo. >> you are on to something. >> it's not high school kids or elementary kids. i think it's brilliant and i tell you my grandmother, if she knew they were going to talk about that, she would be shaking her head. >> i love that they are taking steps to educate people. kids don't talk about sex and talk about protection. >> they were college students. you don't think they talk about sex? >> they are going to have to go about this. i think it's creative.
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55 and over. an increase of 43% of the cases. we have love bingo and safe. >> let me jump in. one of the concerns and reading on the website and talk about the college hook up culture and to them it was there this. here's the response. no. research prove that is the college students are active and the purpose of the program is to bring awareness to the universities for the potential consequences. what happened to the good old lecture with the doctor or nurse and explaining.
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>> they learn about stuff like this and a lot of these people are not educated. what's the harm? they are going to be promiscuous anyway. >> it's similar to my profession. some people love to work out and others hate it, but you have to make it fun. it's a great chance you will do it. we did that with the kids on the show. keep it fun and interesting. >> will you play? >> and next. and then we go to break. mary davis. i have questions. not you people. so great to have you on. i know how you feel about casino bingo. we will take a quick break and look at the dow. 60 minutes away from the closing bell. we shall see.
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threatened him. >> you will regret this. >> president obama softens his stance on tomorrow's dooms day deadline. plus falling, jcpenney ceo takes the blame for losing $4 billion in sales in a single year. looks like the customer has spoken. and jackpot rumble. seven hairdressers suing a coworker over a winning lottery ticket. we are on the case. >>, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin. jean sperling, economics adviser has been revealed as the white house official who had this e-mail spat with bob wood ward. that apparently made her feel uncomfortable. they have a new group of supporters who threaten the journalist and just a short time
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ago the white house said that is nonsense. read the e-mails. jessica yellin, i know there is some on the story in the past couple of hours. fill us in. >> i asked them about these e-mails and about the spat in the briefing. let me catch you up by reading from the e-mail exchange. the renowned washington correspondent started this exchange with gene sperling over his coverage of the president's strategy on the forced spending cuts and so gene sperling had a conversation with bob wood ward and sent in an e-mail i apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. my bad. i believe you should rethink your comment about saying that the president asking for revenues is moving the goal post. as a friend i think you will regret staking out that claim. wood ward is focusing on the
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phrase you will regret that. bob wood ward, we are back to gene sperling. you don't ever have to a poll joiz to me. you are making your points and you believe them. i also welcome your personal advice. i am listening. so i asked him today about this exchange and why sperling used that phrase to wood ward, you will regret your reporting. here's what jay had to say. >> in keeping with the demeanor i have been with was incredibly disparaging. referring to him has his friend and apologized for raising his voice. you cannot read those e-mails. come away with the impression that he was threatening anybody. >> i will tell you anyone knows he can get very high spirited and he does raise his voice in phone calls. i personally have never felt
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threatened. >> context here for this whole spat. this is a huge disagreement over the $85 billion. the deadline is midnight tomorrow. because congress couldn't agree to undo this, this is going to happen. why the meeting tomorrow. you have the usual suspects from congress scheduled to meet with the president and here they are. is there a chance they will be looking down the road in march talking about another deadline? >> absolutely. first of all, everything is on the table for discussion.
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june. a short time ago a milestone in the republican-led house of representatives, republicans joined with democrats to pass a beefed up renewal on the violence against women act. they voted against the legislation, but 87 joined democrats who voted for the extension unanimously. president obama is expected to officially weigh in by the end of the day here on same-sex marriage. keep in mind that issue is before the supreme court as the justices are considering proposition 8, prop 8, the california ordinance that banned gay couples from marrying. sources tell cnn the justice department will submit a brief by the end of the day giving the administration's position. >> fame, tv and movie star dale robertson has died. he was best known for thes in westerns like tales of wells
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fargo and death valley days. he lived on his ranch in oklahoma before moving to san diego in recent months. he was 89 years old. >> and the nfl now investigating whether draft prospect was asked about his sexual orientation in the scouting. he was asked do you like girls? he went on the radio show to clarify saying the question was not an official question and was just a joke, he said. an nfl spokesman said the league policy bans them from sexual orientation and preferences in the hiring process. once again, the big board. 14,09540 minutes away from the closing bell. we shall see if we hit the high. then the good economic news today, the number of folks filing for unemployment benefits
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question, if you bathe or brush you're teeth or drink water from a tank that had a body floating in it, would you flip out? two people are now suing the cecil hotel in downtown los angeles. a canadian tourist's body was found in the water tank last week. officials tested the water for health risks and found no issues. i don't know if these two people are buying it. sunny hostin on the case today. a body floating in the water supply? >> i know. >> it's the icky factor. they paid $150 for the room and they want their money back. i am surprised they haven't
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gotten it. they want money earmarked for future medical expenses. that sort of thing. if the water was test and found by the folks that the hotel commissioned to be fine to drink, but they are not buying it. they think they may have problems along the line. this is a case that should never have ended in a complaint. this is the case where you own the hotel and think this was so icky and nasty and horrible and gross, just give them something. just give them money to go away. then we wouldn't be talking about it. >> i feel like this one comes up over and over. not everyone does. a woman told coworkers that what they entered didn't pan out. the ticket she bought separately that did, they are not buying it.
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all seven of them, they are suing for the winning lottery ticket. a half million. how does the woman who said she won prove she was the 1 and not the pool who won the ticket? >> it's up to her to prove. you are right. every time there is a big lotto that is hit and there is a pool, you and i talk about this. you know why? because people don't do the right thing. the way to protect these things is make photocopies of everything and that way if the number wins, you know if you were part of that pool. she has to now do something to show that her ticket that won $9.5 million is the ticket that she paid for and bought outside of this pool. >> is it possible to trace? >> i don't know if she does it. perhaps surveillance video, but if they don't have that documentation that we always tell people to please have for
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these pools, she may be out of luck. they may be looking pretty good in a year. >> takes a long time for these things. make a copy of those tickets. >> we should play in an office pool. >> i would share with you, sunny. >> i would sue you if you didn't. >> i bet you would. thank you very much. see you tomorrow. tough with sunny hostin. bad news for groupon. dennis rodman hangs out and you might be able to buy props from the show like lost at the good will store. remember from a couple of weeks ago, we know a lot more about that. the power hour.
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bottom of the hour, i'm brooke baldwin. technology, sports, science, showbiz. we are hitting it right now. first up, the daily deals an
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endangered species. the grand daddy of the sites lost money last quarter and one calls the forecast for the quarter underwhelming. they went public at $20 a share and today in the $4 range. it went down and tied 107-107. take a lock at the winning shot by the bucks. >> and it goes in. incredible. this was the second career buzzer beater against the nets in 2007. >> we got invited and we wanted to have fun and hope that there will be fun. >> it should be called the diplomacy. dennis rodman is in north korea.
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the bad boy got his wish and got to meet kim jung un. these are pictures. the two of them with smiles on their faces. we are getting them in from vice magazine. laughing and having fun courtside. he called himself a friend of kim and a friend of the north korean people. take a look at these fancy digs. this is the world's tallest hotel. this is officially open with the jw marriott in dubai. 72 floors. 1164 feet tall, 290 feet shorter than the empire state building. even though guinness world records crowned at this time tallest hotel, this is half the size of the world's tallest sky scrape they're is in dubai as well. >> this is how much jcpenney
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lost in the last quarter. we talked with ron johnson last year when he did away with coupons and the short-term sales. >> the big idea here is that ultimately everyone knows the right price. if you are to walk in the closet and look through, you will be surprised you remember not only where you bought it, but about how much you pay for it and what day you bought it. a customer is that smart, let's give him or her the right price so they can shop on their terms. >> they like our sales. >> i love the sales. this is by the way the ex-apple guy saying never mind the new strategy. it's not catching on. sales at jcpenney in the quarters since christmas dropped by more than $2 billion. profits shrunk as well.
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the whole reason that jcpenney change side they were losing monocoupons and sale items. they have been so bad, they ended up selling more stuff on clearance and they are losing even more money. now they are desperately trying to hold on to part of the new strategy and setting up lots of in store boutiques and bringing back the weekly sales. they are doing a turn around that as ron johnson is putting it, we are reconnecting with the core customer and a tracking new customers where the company went wrong in the first place. losing sight of that poor customer. it makes you wonder about the first place. >> looking for reconnectioning with cha ching as well. >> go ahead, make my day. >> in the fight for same-sex
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marriage, he signed a legal brief asking the supreme court to rule in favor of gay marriage in california. at least 100 other republicans signed this and they will appear challenges to a ban on major and a federal law to finding marriages between one man and one woman. >> they come and fight and destroy. >> i don't know about you, but i was hooked on this show, lost. mementos like lost are actually on sale at four good will stores in hawaii. i'm talking about lost, the last resort, the river, these were all the shows were shot in hawaii. outfits worn by the stars were donated to good will and they moved out of the studio space. it took them a couple of weeks to sort and itemize everything. more than 1,000 pieces of clothing are now for sale. turns out the trauma was worse than the physical effects of
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radiation from japan's post tsunami melt down almost two years ago now. the world health organization said the time risk of cancer is slightly for a small group of people exposed close to the plant. they said fear, anxiety, depression caused by the disaster can lead to psychiatric problems. . >> i can assure you i mean no harm. following the assumption. >> this is the guy and wall street and we showed you a piece that has become this the latest
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in the up rising started two years ago and the united arab emirates in november. now this. these are images here from syria's civil war. two years of fight iing. 60,000 people killed. devastated. today secretary of state john kerry met with opposition leaders in roam and fighting to overthrow and cnn is in beirut, lebanon. when it comes to the support, what kind of specifics do we know? >> this is firstly a big deal. it is the first time. >> many are dealing with the activists. they say they will provide rations and food for the hungry and people on the frontline and medical assistance as well.
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that's far short of the arms heavy weapons that they have been asking for and they don't top the get in themselves. they have a glimmer of hope because the european nations said they might like the supply with the night vision equipment or armored cars. >> thank you from lebanon. now this. remember this? this is the meteor exploding over russia just a couple of weeks ago. sent out a 32 second sound wave that would put it here. it was picked up by nuclear test sensors on the other side of the world. scientists are learning a lot from the data and estimate it was about 56 feet across and weighed more than 7,000 tons and the speed is 40,000 miles per second. the energy behind this blast here goes about 30 nuclear
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>> the speaker and leadership should be here. >> it's actually better and they are more important here. >> wow. some leaders will meet the president at the white house for talks tomorrow. the day of the sequester kicks in to see what can be done to avoid it. the road that led to this dead end started 18 months ago. it's a white knuckle drama played out not in days or hours, but month after month. to could how we got here, rewind to the summer of 2011. >> we are over two days away from the date the united states may not be able to pay bills. >> congress is divided over how to raise the debt ceiling. they demand $2.5 trillion in spending cuts. >> no one can default on our obligation, but we won't see growth without a serious plan to
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deal with the deficit. >> every american is being held hostage by the republican majority. >> the fight goes up to the deadline, but late on sunday july 31st -- >> i want to announce the leaders of both parties have reached an agreement. >> the deal has been reached in the debate. >> a last minute debate through the 2012 presidential elections. >> agonizing. . >> congress agrees to the creation of a super committee. its job is to find another $1.5 trillion in cuts. if the super committee fails, the indiscriminate across the board cuts would kick in. the word for it in congress? the sequester. first there is rein washington. >> you may have noticed the
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cloud of uncertainty outside has been lifted. >> the good cheer does not last long. september 2011, the super committee begins work. >> we're approach with a profound sense of urgencey and high hopes and religious expectations. >> the weeks drag on and in late november they wrap up work without a deal. >> we have to keep fighting to find a fair and balanced solution. that was the challenge that divided us. >> a disappointed president obama urges them to do what a super committee could not. >> congress has not come to an agreement yet. nothing prevents them from coming up with an agreement in the days ahead. >> the deadline for the budget cuts seemed far away, but the clock was ticking and more than a year and a half ago, they don't come to a deal, those automatic cuts can be very haphazard. they are automatic and it may not be the best for the economy. >> the cuts are upon us.
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the true tragedy here is that you the american people have stopped caring about this despite 18 months of bickering. look at the poll showing half of you haven't bothered to follow the latest because understandably you have sequester fatigue and all of this is happening and the stock market seemed so disconnected from the economic uncertainty out of this city. the dow again at a five-year high and very close to its all time high. cnn studios in washington, d.c., that's it for me. i'm here until that deadline. ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot.
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. jodi arias just a short time ago broke down on the witness stand. she was sobbing as prosecutor juan martinez asked her about the grizzly slayings of this man, travis alexander. as arias broke down, martinez kept boring in. watch this. >> where were you taking the photographs when this happened on this exhibit? >> outside of the shower. >> why don't you put a mark on it.
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were you crying when you were shooting him? >> i don't remember. >> when you crying when you were stabbing him? >> i don't remember. >> how about when you cut his throat. were you crying then? >> i don't know. >> take a look then. you were the that did this, right? >> yes. >> you are the same who lied about all this, right? >> yes. >> so take a look at it. >> we are going to take the noon recess at this time. >> jodi arias claims she was
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game? >> in hockey. >> it's been in the back of my mind i want to be a professional player when i grow up. >> he played defense in high school and two years later his dream of a college hockey scholarship came true. but two months after that, in april 2012, he suddenly felt something wasn't right. rumble noticed his glands were swollen, energy level low, and then came the diagnosis. >> i knew leukemia was a form of cancer. i had like a thousand pounds of weight on my shoulders. i said, how long until i can play again? >> he approached six months of brutal chemotherapy with a positive attitude. not letting even his lowest day knock him down. >> the worst day of pain was during round four and my large intestine ruptured so i wasn't allowed to eat for 14 days, or drink. >> the 22-year-old was a patient
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at seattle children's hospital. he took comfort at being a role model for the younger ones and tried to cheer them up with another passion, making music videos. ♪ what doesn't kill you makes you stronger ♪ >> this time, his new friends on the cancer ward were the stars. this video went viral, registering lots of hits. ♪ just six months ago, he was still in the hospital. now his cancer's in remission. rumble's back on the ice as a freshman playing defense for the golden griffiths. >> there were a couple points i didn't think i would make it back on the ice, let alone division one college hockey. >> a win on the ice. and in life. rumble hopes sharing his story helps others keep a positive
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attitude when those times are tough. >> it feels good. everyone is fired up. >> dr. sanjay gupta, c arenn reporting. >> one of the most powerful woman in mexico is behind bars. she's the teacher union leader accused of embezelling $200 million. explain the impact among mexicans. it's shocking to see pictures of her in jail. what does this mean for mexico? >> brooke, i think it it means that mexico is going through a big change in the medical system. one of the people that politicians and even residents of mexico's heart is behind bars. this means that the political system is now probably more transparent. it means that we can have more transparency in the educational
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system. it also shows a pretty big warning sign to organizations or unions that might be in corruption right now. >> $200 million of union funds. what is she accused of doing with all the money? >> she had a very extravagant lifestyle. it's important to also make clear that the times she was arrested, she was in her private airplane from california to mexico. she had a private airplane, three houses in california, all of them more than $2 million and above. she had shopping sprees at neiman marcus of $2 million. plastic surgery, she used to collect artwork. >> it goes on and on. >> huge. >> education in mexico, going through sweeping reform right now. what does this mean for education with the leader in jail? >> i think that now it's not going to have a political obstacle that he had before in terms of having educational reform. he just proposed a new reform
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that elba, the lady arrested now, used to oppose. school systems are going to have a different consensus, more transparency, and probably going to be a very educational system. one of the things that he wanted to show with this new are reform is the positions of teachers or government positions in the educational systems were something more like a hierarchy, that people were there for more than 25 to 35 years. people used to retire at 70. and one of the best examples was that elba was in the union for more than 25 years. people used to fear her. and nobody ever dreamed of her leaving this position because it's not common in mexico. people take a very important position, they stay there until they retire. so this is going to be a good example for the people that are not doing a good job in the mexican government. >> alejandro, thank you very
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